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A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration.
Tulane neuroscientist receives $2.9 million NIH grant to launch the Telomere Research Network

Tulane neuroscientist receives $2.9 million NIH grant to launch the Telomere Research Network

Lowering the Barriers to Automated Microscopy

Lowering the Barriers to Automated Microscopy

Crick study reveals vital protective role of telomere t-loops

Crick study reveals vital protective role of telomere t-loops

Chronic sleep deprivation linked to increased biological aging and cardiovascular disease risk

Chronic sleep deprivation linked to increased biological aging and cardiovascular disease risk

Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1

Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1

Scientists successfully create age-resistant mice with hyper-long telomeres

Scientists successfully create age-resistant mice with hyper-long telomeres

Cellular aging associated with structural changes in the brain

Cellular aging associated with structural changes in the brain

Gene coding error likely responsible for rare form of inherited 'short telomere' disease

Gene coding error likely responsible for rare form of inherited 'short telomere' disease

Study reshapes the understanding of telomerase's function in normal cells

Study reshapes the understanding of telomerase's function in normal cells

DNA methylation closely linked to telomere length

DNA methylation closely linked to telomere length

Sick mitochondria pollute the cells, cause telomere damage

Sick mitochondria pollute the cells, cause telomere damage

Protein present in telomeres shows global action on genome which influences pleuripotency

Protein present in telomeres shows global action on genome which influences pleuripotency

Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice

Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice

Telomere shortening in adulthood is not caused by smoking, say researchers

Telomere shortening in adulthood is not caused by smoking, say researchers

Study: Smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres

Study: Smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres

Researchers identify new mechanism for accessing damaged DNA

Researchers identify new mechanism for accessing damaged DNA

Unsupportive parenting may have negative health implications for children, study suggests

Unsupportive parenting may have negative health implications for children, study suggests

Researchers discover unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells

Researchers discover unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells

Physician training makes doctors' DNA to age six times faster than normal

Physician training makes doctors' DNA to age six times faster than normal

Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals

Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals